Where can I go to find answers about Medicare prescription drug plans? What is a Medicare Advantage plan? I’m new to Medicare, how do I know what plan is right for me?
MRHC will be hosting free “Welcome to Medicare” seminars throughout the year on March 26th, May 28th, July 30th, September 24th, and November 26th from 7-9pm for anyone interested in learning more about Medicare.
These seminars, offered by MRHC and the State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), a free and confidential service, will cover Medicare Parts A & B benefits, Prescription Drug Benefits (Part D), Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare supplement insurance, and share tips to help individuals identify Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse.
Interested individuals must call (712) 655-2072 one week prior to the seminar to register. Attendees should enter through the Emergency entrance and follow the posted signs.
Even if you do not yet qualify for Medicare, MRHC’s volunteer SHIIP Counselor, Nancy Danner, recommends that “the best time to start getting information is before you actually need it, so I advise thinking about it at least 6-12 months before someone turns 65 years old.”
Danner is also available every Wednesday at MRHC to meet with individuals by appointment. She can provide information to aid in Medicare decision-making and answer questions related to Medicare itself, benefits, plan options, claims, and how to guard against becoming a victim of Medicare fraud. She will not provide recommendations for plans or agents but can answer questions and provide impartial information to help individuals make educated decisions and assist people who have a limited income. Click here to learn more.
Anyone interested in making an appointment with Danner can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call MRHC at 712-655-2072. If a client is only wishing to talk on the phone, they may leave their phone number and Danner will return their call.